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Amancio Ortega, the Spanish self-made man

Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28th, 1936 as the youngest of four children in the small village of Busdongo de...

No elevator during a forgotten holiday

Yesterday, while we were smoking on our balconies, my neighbor had to remind me that today, March 19th, Saint Joseph's Day, is a public...

A very long journey back to Taiwan

I actually started to prepare my return to Asia last June when I got in touch with some old colleagues working at Taiwan’s Representative...

40 years ago, tanks were rolling through Valencia

On February 23rd 1981, an attempted coup d'état against the nascent democracy, popularly known as 23-F and headed by Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina (born 1932), took...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back to Taiwan,...

Sanmao, the Taiwanese author shaped by a Spanish colony

Taiwanese travel writer and translator Sanmao (Three Hairs), who in 1976 became famous with the autobiographical account Stories of the Sahara, committed suicide in...

Spain bids farewell to Spanish as official language of the State

With the support of radical Separatists, the current central government in Madrid formed by Socialists and Communists did another step towards totalitarianism when the...

Santiago Abascal, defender of Spain’s national unity

As mainstream Western Europe has been moving to the left for decades and traditional right-wing parties, like the Christian Democrats (CDU) in Germany and...

Simón Bolívar’s lost satellite

Simón Bolívar, often called the "Liberator of the Americas," was born in Caracas on July 24th, 1783 as the son of a large landowner....

La Pasionaria, Spanish Stalinist politician, was born 125 years ago

Long-term secretary-general of the Spanish Communist Party (PCE) and eternal icon of the Left, Isidora Dolores Ibarruri, was born in the Northern Spanish province...

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